All that's known is the league's second-longest lockout in history managed to clear its two biggest hurdles – an acceptable revenue split of basketball related income (BRI) and the preservation of free agency.
"Despite some bumps in the road, even this evening, the greater good required us to knock ourselves out and come to this tentative understanding," said NBA commissioner David Stern, who looked like he had gone 15 rounds rather than 15 hours.
Exact details of the new agreement have yet to emerge, due to unresolved B-List issues and both sides still needing to present details to their own constituents.
The new CBA is for 10 years, but either side is able to opt out after the sixth year.
And then this painful process can start all over again.