Becky Hammon moves up, gets promoted by San Antonio Spurs

Hammon earns promotion with Spurs (1:39)

The Jump crew reacts to Becky Hammon filling the assistant spot on San Antonio's coaching staff vacated by James Borrego. (1:39)

Becky Hammon is moving up San Antonio's coaching ladder.

The Spurs announced Wednesday that they have promoted Hammon and that she will fill the spot vacated by James Borrego on the team's roster of assistant coaches.

The promotion means Hammon will now be in the front row alongside head coach Gregg Popovich starting this season. Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka also are at the front of the bench; Messina is Popovich's top assistant.

Borrego left the Spurs to become the new coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

Hammon has been a member of the San Antonio coaching staff since 2014 and was one of six assistants under Popovich last season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.