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Sources: Lucas helps JaMarcus Russell

Updated: September 27, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The first overall pick from the 1976 NBA draft is now trying to help the first overall pick from the 2007 NFL draft make the type of comeback that he once did.

Former NBA standout John Lucas, who conquered personal demons before a successful return to basketball, is serving as a life coach for former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, according to league sources.

For the past month, the two have been training together in Houston and Russell even tweeted early ...

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