1946–47 BAA season

The BAA - season 1946/47 was the first season of the BAA, which was later merged with the NBL to NBA. Therefore, the season is also considered the first season of the NBA. In the first season included 11 teams to the league and each team played 60 games. The first game took place on November 1, 1946 in front of 7090 spectators in the Maple Leaf Gardens instead. The New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Huskies with 68:66 and Ossie Schectman of the Knicks scored the first basket in this game, which counts as the first basket of NBA history today. For the play-offs to qualified six teams. Two were doing a bye for the first round and then played against the winners of the first two pairings. In the end, the Philadelphia Warriors and the Chicago Stags prevailed and moved into the finals. This Philadelphia won 4-1 after games.

  • 4.1 Round 1
  • 4.2 Semifinals
  • 4.3 Finals

Statements Tables

Eastern Division

Western Division

Leading the Player Statistics


  • All- BAA Second Team: C - Chick Halbert, Chicago Stags
  • G - John Logan, St. Louis Bombers
  • G - Ernie Calverley, Providence Steam Rollers
  • G - Frankie tree Holtz, Cleveland Rebels
  • G - Fred Scolari, Washington Capitols


Round 1



The champion team of the Philadelphia Warriors

  • Coach: Edward Gottlieb