The Philadelphia 76ers plan to meet with Doc Rivers in the coming days to discuss their future plans. Rivers will meet with Daryl Morey, Elton Brand and perhaps ownership.
The 76ers confirmed their position on retaining Rivers when Morey said he will be back as head coach, but there could be a question of whether the situation makes sense for Rivers.
"Here's what you need to watch for in the next few days in Philadelphia," said Adrian Wojnarowski.
"When they start to sit down on what it's going to look like moving forward, what are the changes they have to make? Whether it's personnel, style of play. Are they all on the same page? Do they all see the future [similarly]? Are they aligned in that way?
"I think that's going to be really important for Doc Rivers in Philadelphia. He's got three years left on his deal in Philadelphia. Around $8 million per season. Certainly a lot left on his contract.
"The Lakers loom out there. They have slow played their coaching search. They have waited to see is there's an established veteran, championship perhaps even, coach in the marketplace. It's not Nick Nurse. It's not Quin Snyder. So I think they'll continue to wait to see what happens in Philadelphia with Doc Rivers.
"I think in a perfect world Doc Rivers stays in Philadelphia. He wants to win a championship. That's a team that is still closer to that than perhaps what the Lakers' roster would suggest right now.
"But I think the conversations in Philly now with Doc and the team are going to be important. I don't think there was ever really any question on whether Philly wanted him back. The idea he would get fired was farfetched. Let's see what happens when they sit and talk about the future."
Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports Saturday afternoon that the 76ers do not plan to meet with Rivers to discuss his future as they are committed to him remaining as head coach.