Dooling, who retired before the beginning of the season, joined the Celtics front office in October and has been working in an advisory role. But now that the Celtics are in dying need of a point guard, he has entertained thoughts of a comeback.
"I'm not in shape, but I would [consider it]," Dooling said.
Doc Rivers said before Tuesday's practice that he has spoken with Dooling and told him to be ready for a possible return.
"He would be the closest for me if we had to go in another direction (at point guard)," Rivers said. "We have to find out if he could still do it. He knows our stuff. He's the easiest by far. He's going to (get in shape) anyway."Rivers said the Celtics have no immediate plans to make the move at the moment.