Stephane Roy posted on his Facebook page Monday night, "For all my friends I'd like you to know before the official news spreads that my older brother will be the new coach of the Colorado Avalanch(sic)."
On April 28, the Avalanche fired coach Joe Sacco after missing the playoffs for a third straight season.
After his Hall of Fame playing career ended, Patrick Roy joined the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as the team's co-owner, GM and coach. He has compiled a 307-128-32 record as coach, including a Memorial Cup championship.
The Avs would not confirm or comment on the report.