ORLANDO — An unsourced rumor on the AOL FanHouse website  Monday night linked Doc Rivers  and LeBron James  to the Chicago Bulls  as part of a package deal. Rivers denied it Tuesday morning as the team went through a shootaround in preparation for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Magic.
“It’s the first time I’ve heard it, but no,” Rivers told WEEI.com. “That’s silly.”
Rivers is a Chicago native, and the Bulls do have a head coaching vacancy after they fired Vinny Del Negro. But Rivers has a year left on his contract with the Celtics  and he has maintained that he will either be with the Celtics or he will spend the year in Orlando, where his family has a home.