doc rivers

The Clippers will make another effort Monday to try to complete a deal with the Boston Celtics for Coach Doc Rivers, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The Clippers and Celtics talked again Friday but couldn’t make a deal.

“I think there is still some life left in it,” one executive said. “The door is not closed yet on getting a deal done.”

The Clippers won’t budge on their current offer of a second-round draft pick for the rights to Rivers, the executives said.

However, Boston wants a 2014 first-round pick for Rivers, the executives said, because that is considered a very good draft class.

Reported by Broderick Turner of theĀ Los Angeles Times