Becky Hammon continues to climb the coaching ladder and break barriers in the process.

The Spurs announced Wednesday the promotion of Hammon to lead assistant on coach Gregg Popovich’s staff. She fills the role previously held by James Borrego, who was hired to be the Hornets’ head coach in May.

The Bucks need depth, and they need scoring off the bench. Robinson led the ACC in scoring and has been a late riser in terms of draft stock. The Bucks have a crowded backcourt, but they need perimeter scoring.

Okogie is an excellent defender who can knock down 3s, which makes him an ideal Gregg Popovich guy. Jacob Evans is possible here, too, and they’d be thrilled if Smith or Walker slipped to them.

The Hawks are not sure what they’ll do with Dennis Schroeder going forward, and even if they stick with Schroeder, their only backup under contract is Isaiah Taylor. This would be a good place to grab Holiday.

Second-rounders worth highlighting:

Landry Shamet (No. 33) — Shamet took a hit for worse than expected measurements at the combine, but he’s still a good prospect. He’s a career 43.7 percent 3-point shooter on 364 attempts, possesses an excellent assist-to-turnover ratio and can play on the ball or off it. He should be able to contribute to winning at the next level.

Jevon Carter (No. 39) — Carter is an elite defender at the point of attack and possesses the physical strength to translate to the NBA right away. He’s worked hard to turn himself into an NBA prospect, becoming a better than 38.0 percent 3-point shooter in his final two college seasons. The West Virginia guard projects to fill a role similar to Patrick Beverley in the NBA.

Gary Clark (No. 43) — At 6-7, Clark projects as a high-end team defender. He averaged 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per 40 minutes as a senior at Cincinnati. Although he needs to develop a consistent jump shot, his success in draft models based on prospects’ past outcomes is another reason worth betting on him.

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Josh Jackson didn’t see many balls thrown his way Wednesday.

But when Boston College quarterback Darius Wade threw toward Jackson late in the Pinstripe Bowl, Jackson picked it off to seal Iowa’s 27-20 victory at Yankee Stadium.

Since late November, Irving’s defensive rating has climbed to 106.7. That’s not all on him; the Celtics as a team have slogged through a game-heavy December schedule. But as Irving continues to dazzle on the offensive end, he must recommit on the defensive end as well.

Boston’s defensive rating this season is a team-best 97.5 when Irving is off the court, an improvement of 5.1 points per 100 possession versus when he’s on the floor. Irving had been holding his opponents to league-average shooting during Boston’s winning streak, but the NBA’s tracking data has opponents shooting 50 percent against him over the past 20 games.

The Celtics have played their best basketball when they are defensively engaged, and Irving has repeatedly noted how much easier the game comes when Boston is not taking the ball out of the basket each trip down. Irving must set the tone, defensively, with his effort level, and his defensive-minded teammates will feed off that energy. — Chris Forsberg

After their original allotment of wild-card playoff tickets sold out in just a few hours, the team announced Thursday that it was opening up additional seating by removing sponsored tarps at EverBank Field.

The removal of the tarps gave Jaguars fans 3,501 more seats, which have been covered up for years. The additional tickets went on sale Friday and sold out in only five minutes.

Avril has one more year left on his contract, and Chancellor’s extension runs through the 2020 season.

Whatever those guys decide will be the right thing, whatever direction they go, Carroll said. They got such great brains and character and all that stuff that they’ll make great choices and we’ll support them whatever that is.

Carroll said nothing has changed with the status of defensive lineman Malik McDowell, whose football future is uncertain as well. McDowell didn’t play a snap as a rookie after suffering what the team described as a severe concussion during a summer ATV accident.

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