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.
The Toronto Huskies were a team in the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which was a forerunner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), during the 1946 – 1947 season. They were based in Toronto, Ontario. The team compiled a 22–38 win–loss record in its only season before formally disbanding in the summer of 1947.
1946 – 1947 / Basketball Association of America
1946 – 1947 / Toronto Huskies
Huskies – Unknown origins.
NBA Championships 0
BAA Championship 0
1946 – 1947 / Maple Leaf Gardens
1946 – 1947 / Ben Newman, Eric Cradock and Harold Shannon
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