The Orlando Magic could pursue Doc Rivers this offseason.
"There has been persistent chatter for weeks over the NBA's front-office grapevine that the Orlando Magic and Rivers will explore a reunion down the road," writes Stein.
Rivers' first head coaching job was with the Magic and he still maintains a home in the area.
Rivers is under contract to serve as Los Angeles Clippers coach and president of basketball operations through the 2018-19 season.
The Clippers will surely evaluate all aspects of their operation this offseason unless they win a title. The Clippers started the season 14-2 but have struggled with inconsistency and injuries ever since.
Rob Hennigan is widely expected to be fired at the end of the current season as general manager of the Magic. Frank Vogel is in his first season as head coach.