Jazz backup shooting guard Kyle Korver underwent surgery Wednesday night to remove a bone spur from the top of his left foot.

The surgery was to have been performed in New York City by Dr. Jonathan Deland, according to a news release from the Jazz.

No update on how the procedure went was immediately made available, but one is expected today.

In any event, Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor said, before the surgery was performed Wednesday, the team fully expects Korver to be ready for the start of training camp in October.

Acquired by the Jazz from Philadelphia late last December, Korver appeared in 50 regular-season games in a reserve role for Utah, averaging 9.8 points in 21.5 minutes per game.

He also averaged 7.8 points in 21.6 minutes per game over 12 playoff games for the Jazz this year.

BRYANT'S PLAN: Working out for the Jazz with NBA Draft prospect Roy Hibbert of Georgetown on Wednesday was University of Utah senior guard Johnnie Bryant, who hopes to make enough of an impression to perhaps earn an invite to Rocky Mountain Revue summer-league camp and perhaps embark on a career overseas.

If things don't work out on those fronts, though, Bryant has a plan.

"I want to be an agent," the ex-Ute said. "That's my ultimate goal, once I'm done playing basketball."

BREWER COUSIN COMMITS: According to The Oklahoman newspaper, point guard Fred Gulley — a cousin of Jazz starting shooting guard Ronnie Brewer — committed last weekend to play starting in 2009 for Oklahoma State, spurning overtures from Arkansas and Missouri, among others.

Gulley, a junior at Fayetteville High in Arkansas this past season, has been working out in Fayetteville with Brewer.

COACHING UPDATE: Jazz assistant coach Tyrone Corbin, who has interviewed for vacant head coaching posts in Chicago and Phoenix, did not attend Wednesday's draft workout for Hibbert.

O'Connor had no comment when asked why Corbin, who usually works such events, was not present. But Suns general manager Steve Kerr, addressing a group of reporters in Phoenix on Wednesday, did discuss Corbin's candidacy there.

Kerr said Corbin is "in the mix" in Phoenix, as is Houston assistant coach Elston Turner. Other finalists include assistants Mike Budenholzer of San Antonio and Terry Porter of Detroit.

"With Tyrone, I was a teammate here in Phoenix way back," Kerr said, according to the Arizona Republic newspaper. "I was impressed with his professionalism at such a young age. He'd play one game sit out two. He'd be in the rotation, out of the rotation. He struck me right away when I met him as a really professional, hard-working guy and he's proven that as an assistant coach in Utah. I've always admired the Jazz organization. He's done a great job on their staff."

Asked about the possibility of Corbin becoming a No. 1 assistant in Phoenix, Kerr reportedly said, "It's hard to predict all that stuff, because I think you want to be able to shape things, but you can't always shape it before the dominoes start to fall. We have to see what happens."

Other interviewees in Phoenix included Jazz part-time assistant coach Jeff Hornacek and ex-Jazz point guard Mark Jackson, who has worked in broadcasting since retiring from the NBA.

Kerr reportedly called Jackson "well-prepared and interesting, dynamic," and called Hornacek "very impressive."

"But when there's no experience, there's always just kind of that red flag," Kerr said, according to the Republic. "I don't think anybody can know what it's like to be a head coach in the NBA until they actually have been one. With that said, the other candidates we have spoken with have been assistants for a long time and have a lot of experience on the bench."

Hornacek also is an assistant-coaching candidate in Chicago.

HE SAID IT: Jackson, to the New York Post, on not getting the New York Knicks' coaching job that recently went instead to ex-Suns coach Mike D'Antoni: "I'm over a lot of things in life."


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