Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers had discussions with Reggie Miller about joining the Celtics, ESPN.com reports.
“I have contacted Reggie and he is contemplating a comeback with us,” Ainge told The Associated Press through a team spokesman.
Miller, who turns 42 on Aug. 24, played his entire 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers before retiring in 2005. Since his playing days ended he has worked as a television analyst for TNT.
“I’m always flattered when my name is mentioned as someone who can still help an NBA team win a championship,” Miller said Wednesday in a statement relayed to The Associated Press by the TNT network. “I’ve had limited discussions with Celtics management about their roster and a potential role for me. At this time, I’m enjoying my role as an analyst with TNT.”
Miller said he is calling friends and peers, seeking their advice and listening to their feedback before he makes his decision.