First BAA/NBA Game 1946

1946 - Huskies Team Formation

On November 1, 1946, they hosted the first game in BAA league history losing 68–66 to the New York Knickerbockers before an opening night crowd of 7,090. Ossie Schectman scored the opening basket for the New York Knickerbockers against the Toronto Huskies.

On that night, anyone taller than George Nostrand, the tallest Husky at 6’8″, was given free admission. Attendance quickly dwindled and the Toronto Star published an estimate that team owners lost $100,000 in one season of operations.