Duke's Krzyzewski on anthem: "I would hope we would stand... but we'll talk about it."

Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski shouts towards the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham (Ben McKeown)

Mike Krzyzewski made his annual appearance at the Durham Sports Club on Wednesday. After addressing the crowd for several minutes with his thoughts on the upcoming season, Krzyzewski opened the floor to questions from the attendees.

Not surprisingly - someone asked for his take on the spate of player protests at NFL games (and other leagues) and whether or not he'll discuss the matter with his players ahead of the season.

A proud Army grad, Krzyzewski stands rigidly for the anthem, hand over heart, before each game. His answer suggested that he knows it's maybe not that simple for everyone. It's worth a listen:

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