Donnie Walsh and Kevin Pritchard declared that re-signing David West will be their top priority for the 2013-14 offseason.

“We want him back as much as you can want anyone back,” Walsh said. “We think he’s one of the anchors of the team.”

Added Pritchard: “(West) knows we’re in a great position moving forward. He’s priority No. 1 and come July 1 (the start of free agency) we’ll have a lot of conversations.”

West has stated his desire to return to the Pacers.

“I’m not (expletive) dumb,” West said. “I don’t plan on going anywhere. This is my team. These are my guys.”