|1946–47 BAA season|
|League||Basketball Association of America|
|Top scorer||Joe Fulks (Philadelphia Warriors)|
|Eastern champions||Philadelphia Warriors|
|Eastern runners-up||New York Knicks|
|Western champions||Chicago Stags|
|Western runners-up||Washington Capitols|
|Finals champions||Philadelphia Warriors|
The 1946–47 BAA season was the inaugural season of the Basketball Association of America, the league that would eventually become the National Basketball Association. The league launched with 11 franchises playing a 60 game schedule. The season ended with the Philadelphia Warriors becoming the BAA's first champions, beating the Chicago Stags 4 games to 1 in the BAA Finals.
- On November 1, 1946, in the inaugural game of the new league, the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Huskies 68-66 in front of 7,090 spectators at Maple Leaf Gardens. Ossie Schectman scored the opening basket for the Knickerbockers. Schectman and his teammates Sonny Hertzberg, Stan Stutz, Hank Rosenstein, Ralph Kaplowitz, Jake Weber, and Leo "Ace" Gottlieb went on to win the opening game 68 – 66 and finish the season with a 33 – 27 record. In 1949, the BAA became the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Schectman’s shot is considered the first basket in NBA history.
C - BAA Champions
|Points||Joe Fulks||Philadelphia Warriors||1,389|
|Assists||Ernie Calverley||Providence Steamrollers||202|
|FG%||Bob Feerick||Washington Capitols||40.1%|
|FT%||Fred Scolari||Washington Capitols||81.1%|
Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- All-BAA First Team
- All-BAA Second Team