Found November 26, 2011 on Fox Sports West:
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout. After a secret meeting earlier this week, the sides met for more than 15 hours Friday, working to try to save the season. This handshake deal, however, still must be ratified by both owners and players. "We've reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations, but we're optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBA season will begin Dec. 25," Commissioner David Stern said. The league plans a 66-game season and aims to open camps Dec. 9. "We thought it was in both of our best interests to try to reach a resolution and save the game," union executive director Billy Hunter said. The Christmas Day deadline created a sense of urgency because that schedule is traditionally a showcase for the league. This season's three-game slate was to include Miami at Dallas in an NBA finals ...
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