Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has some soothing words for Greg Oden ... telling TMZ Sports he doesn't think Oden is the biggest bust in the history of the league ... even though Oden said he was.
We got Doc out at Catch (doesn't anyone eat anywhere else?) and asked him about Oden's heart-wrenching admission that he considers himself the biggest bust in the history of the league.
Sad to say but Oden's got a good case for it ... he was drafted #1 overall back in 2007 and went on to average just eight points in an injury-plagued NBA career.
Doc still doesn't think that's enough to get Oden the crown ... and said as much when we asked him about it.
Now all we need to do is get an NFL coach to get JaMarcus Russell off the hook ... wish us luck.