Rivers reportedly met with 76ers ownership and general manager Elton Brand, and talks were said to be productive.
Philadelphia has apparently also met with Tyronn Lue and Mike D'Antoni in its search, with D'Antoni presumed to be the favorite as of Tuesday. However, some within league circles now believe that Rivers has surpassed D'Antoni as the leading candidate, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times.
The Sixers are searching for a new coach after dismissing Brett Brown following another disappointing playoff exit.
Rivers mutually parted ways with the Los Angeles Clippers this week after the club's shocking postseason elimination at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. He led the Clippers to a combined 356-208 regular-season record over seven campaigns but never made it to the conference finals with L.A.